And then there were three. Three exceptional young “actors” trying desperately to land their very own franchise. Justin Timberlake. Bradley Cooper. And Ryan Reynolds.
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I just don’t know if I can take this. All the heart-throbbery abounding. And if they have Hal Jordan start busting moves, or showing space aliens how to start their own penis showing game, this might just be the greatest movie in the history of cinema.
This should still kind of be put in the “rumor” category, even though the reliable Hollywood Reporter broke the story. I mean, it’s one thing to say “these guys are the frontrunners,” but another thing entirely if one of them actually gets cast in the title role. Especially after the impending fanboy backlash, some of which we’ve already seen.
Personally, I am a big Ryan Reynolds fan, but I don’t think he’s right for this role. Justin Timberlake, while not a bad actor, will just turn this movie into a joke. Plus I don’t think he’s right for the role (too pretty-boy-ish).
Bradley Cooper is definitely the best choice, and he definitely has the prettiest eyes. Still, I’m more than a little disappointed that Chris Pine didn’t emerge with the role. I know there were a lot of fans against him, but the swagger and confidence he put forward in Star Trek really got me excited for the prospect of seeing him as Hal Jordan.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. With all the “casting rumors” floating around, though, the marketing department at Warner Bros. is probably loving all the free publicity.